Barcelona face Bayern Munich in a fiery confrontation in the Champions League quarter-finals


Barcelona, ​​Spain, will meet Bayern Munich this evening, Friday, at the top of the Champions League quarter-final matches, at nine o’clock in the evening Cairo time, at the “Da Luz” stadium, in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, which hosts the knockout rounds of the competition.

The Catalan team had qualified for this role, after defeating Italian Napoli in the second leg of the round of 16 with a score of 3-1, to qualify for the aggregate of the two matches 4-2, to set a date with the Bavarian giants who swept Chelsea in the return leg 4-1, To qualify for the aggregate matches, with a score of 7-1.

Lionel Messi’s comrades are looking for a ticket to the semi-finals, and compensation for the disappointment of the last season to reach the final, after the absence of 5 consecutive copies, since the last version in 2015, which was crowned by “Barca”, while the Bavarian seeks to reach the semi-final after he missed the season The last, for the last version that qualified for this league in the 2017 edition, but it was eliminated by Real Madrid.

Coach Quique Setien’s squad enters the meeting in full ranks, with the return of Sergio Busquets, who missed the Napoli meeting due to suspension, as the coach is scheduled to rely on a quadruple in the middle of the stadium to block the keys of the German club with Messi and Uruguayan Luis Suarez in front, while the absence of Brazilian Arthur remains. Milo, the rebel of the team, who joined the Italian Juventus this summer.

Setien relies on the captain of Lionel Messi, who appeared brilliantly and brilliantly in the Napoli meeting, where he scored a wonderful goal and made another, but Barca fans are aware of anxiety after his strong injury at the end of the first half of the Naples meeting, and his appearance in the two teams’ training for two consecutive days with a bandage on the right foot, but Setien He confirmed that he is very ready to face the Bavarian.

On the other hand, Bayern Munich enters the meeting with high spirits after achieving the local double and presenting a special season, especially after the Corona virus crisis with coach Hans Flick, and Bayern’s ranks appear complete after the recovery of French winger Kingsley Koman and the readiness of defender Jerome Boateng, but the team will miss the services of right-back Naimin Pavard To injury.

Bayern is counting on the Polish star of the first season, Robert Lewandowski, and the top scorer of the current version of the Champions League with 13 goals, which will be a strong match for his counterpart Lionel Messi, as he was the first to compete for the Golden Boot award after he scored 35 goals in the Bundesliga, along with veteran Thomas Muller and winger Sergei Gnabry.

The winner of the Barcelona and Bayern Munich match will meet the winner of the tomorrow’s match, which will bring together Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, in the Champions League semi-finals.


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